260 pages This new book picks up where Russ Coile's popular book Five Stages of Managed Care left off. Gain insight into what healthcare delivery will be like as it moves beyond managed care. Coile forecasts the trends for everything from health plans to provider organizations to purchasers, as well as examines such timely topics as complementary medicine, consumer choice, physician practice management, and capitation.
Each chapter ends with suggested strategies for success. This book is ideal for executives looking to plan for the future.
The healthcare environment is entering a new phase--Stage 6--in which cooperation will occur as often as competition between plans and providers. Managed care must now evolve a new set of cost-control processes that will refocus on the consumer as the last frontier of cost management.